Five finalists named for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
The Baltimore Sun|
Nov 10, 2014 | 3:28 PM
The field of candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is now down to five.
The winner of the Golden Arm Award -- given to the top college quarterback among seniors or fourth-year juniors on schedule to graduate -- will be announced Dec. 8, with the award presented Dec. 12 in Baltimore.
The finalists, as announced Monday:
Brett Hundley (UCLA) – After 10 weeks of play, Hundley has completed 191 of 269 passes for 2,245 yards and 15 touchdowns with four interceptions.
Cody Kessler (Southern Cal) – After 10 weeks of play, Kessler has completed 207 of 297 passes for 2,548 yards and 25 touchdowns with two interceptions.
In addition to the accomplishments on the field, candidates are judged on their character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities. Past Golden Arm Award winners include: Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997), Carson Palmer (USC, 2002), Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2003), Matt Ryan (Boston College, 2007) and Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011).